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March 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence (JMEUCE), the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA), and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) present:

Teaching Cyber-Warfare and Accelerating Global Change  

Saturday, March 14, 2020

 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706

Click to Register

2007: Estonian banks, media, and government websites suddenly become inoperable.

2016: Several European countries report rampant election interference.

2017: Medical files held hostage across 150 countries.

What is happening? How can we explain it? What can we do to prevent the next incident?

Educators will have the opportunity to examine the transforming face of international conflict on the macro and micro level through this teacher professional development workshop.

All registration includes coffeelunch, a curated (physical or electronic) book of relevant source materials, and a complimentary privacy gadget. Is Madison far from home? We have limited overnight accommodation available upon request.

Attending WCSS2020? This workshop is the perfect way to launch your educational itinerary in Madison. 

Start the weekend with a welcome reception! On Friday evening, join us to watch Zero Days, a gripping film from Oscar-winning director, Alex Gibney. Discussion and light fare to follow.

During full-day workshop on Saturday, teachers will:

    • Establish a basis in cyber literacy that will help further students’ civic literacy development and the ability to critically engage with online information
    • Take home syllabus-adaptable resources encompassing WI-DPI Standards: SS.BH1-4, SS.ECON1, SS.GEOG1, SS.HIST2-4, SS.PS3-4
    • Obtain relevant source materials that clarify cybersecurity policy and contextualize cybersecurity in a way that can transfer directly into a classroom
    • Develop practical exercises that prompt student participation and collaboration
    • Receive a cybersecurity glossary to help facilitate classroom discussions
    • Have the opportunity to network with other teachers from around the state
    • Understand cyber warfare and its significance in the modern age
    • Engage with field experts to examine how recent cyber-attacks from Europe to Southeast Asia exacerbate tensions or forge stronger connections

The content of this workshop will be appropriate for teachers of 6th-12th grade History, Social Sciences, Ethics, Computer Literacy, and Journalism courses, among others, but all Wisconsin K-14 teachers are welcome.

Register below by January 1st for $15 early-bird special pricing. After January 1st, registration is $25. Financial assistance is available – contact Eleanor Conrad (ejconrad@wisc.edu). 

Registration is required for this K-14 teachers-only event. Register here


March 14
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Pyle Center
702 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53706